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White-crowned Sparrow, Dursey Sound, May 2003

(c) Michael O'Keeffe

Note: The bird's plumage is in good condition but for the fact that it is missing it's tail!  It was observed fighting with House Sparrows and it also reacted strongly to the presence of a cat in the garden, with repeated calling and alert posture.  Perhaps it's tail was lost due to an altercation with one or more of the above.


Fighting with House Sparrow